Dr. Robert Luckey
Robert Luckey, Associate Professor, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh (1981) in the area of Afro-American music and jazz studies. In 1986 he was appointed as ULL's first full-time Director of Jazz Studies. Since then UL Lafayette's jazz division has steadily gained acclaim for the quality of its jazz major program throughout the southern region of the United States.
Dr. Luckey continues to perform regularly in both the jazz and classical styles. He is recognized internationally for his contributions to advanced saxophone literature: Saxophone Altissimo (Olympia Music, 1992); Saxophone Altissimo, tri-lingual edition in English, French, and German (Advance Music, 1993); Lester Young Solos (Olympia Music, 1994); West Coast Jazz Saxophone Solos (Olympia Music, 1996); and Jazz Standards: Tenor Sax Artistry (Olympia Music, 2003).